As cannabis research progresses, we are finding that it offers far more health benefits than previously thought, and we are examining how this powerful medicine affects our body.
Israeli researchers discovered that cannabidiol (CBD), an anti-inflammatory compound in cannabis has helped heal broken limbs in rats. CBD has been found to be an even more powerful antioxidant that either Vitamin C or E, aiding in its ability to fight chronic inflammation and protect brain cells from reactive oxygen species. When rats with mid-femoral fractures were administered CBD, enhanced fracture healing was observed within just eight weeks. Even when the compound was separated from THC, the healing properties still remained, even enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix to make the bones even stronger.